The opaque and unpredictable routes to verified status on social media, make it a desirable status symbol, and a distorting influence on social interactions
The Momo Challenge has been all over the internet - and the papers. Only one small problem: it doesn't exist.
A talk by the BBC's Mark Frankel reinforced the critical need for more verification skills in modern newsrooms
Storyful has been running an internal feed of all the videos clients using its Chrome extension watch. Is this malice or incompetence?
Buzzfeed's experience with breaking news makes it clear that hoaxes are eroding Twitter's value during a major news event.
Any one paying attention to journalism right now knows that misinformation, disinformation and “fake news” are becoming a more significant part of our cultural landscape. Luckily, we have some very skilled people working to deal with these issue. In particular,…
The lovely, lovely First Draft Coalition has been doing some excellent work in unpicking the roots of the real “Fake News”, before that phrase got co-opted. In particular, research director Claire Wardle has expended on work by Elliot Higgins to…
We're all prone to confirmation bias. Even me.